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American Pale Wheat Ale

Description:
An Americanized version of a Hefe Weizen, these beers range within the pale to golden range in color. Reminiscent of a Hefe Weizen in appearance, unless filtered. Long-lasting head with a light to medium body, higher carbonation is proper. German Weizen flavors and aromas of banana esters and clove-like phenols will not be found. Most use a substantial percentage of wheat malt. Hop character will be low to high but most are moderate in bitterness. There may be some fruitiness from ale fermentation though most examples use of a fairly neutral ale yeast, resulting in a clean fermentation with little to no diacetyl.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 751 to 800 (out of 1448) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
The Palisades: Pilot Batch #1Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.5.003.93-
Black SwanGreenbush Brewing Company6.603.893-
Cherry WheatNorth Sound Brewing Company4.803.283-
Little Fog FeetDryHop Brewers6.0043-
El Toro Raspberry WheatEl Toro Brewing Co. ? 3.263-
Carolina Belle Honey Hibiscus WheatBeer Army Combat Brewery4.603.63-
Beach PlumCape May Brewing Company5.803.713-
Ancient WheatFossil Fuels Brewing Company4.204.363-
BirdhouseGoose Island Beer Co.4.803.53-
Lazy Mutt Alberta Wheat AleMinhas Craft Brewery5.002.93-
Genius Of SuburbiaFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery ? 3.583-
American WheatNagisa Beer K.K.5.003.233-
Weisenheimer WheatThe Fort Collins Brewery ? 3.483-
Hubrew Spanish Street WheatJohn A. Huber Brewing Co.4.503.823-
Wabash WheatKeg Creek Brewing Company5.003.653-
Falconer Pale WheatChampion Brewing Company ? 4.083-
Ginger WheatMountain Sun Pub & Brewery ? 3.663-
Stars And StripesSaugatuck Brewing Company4.204.073-
Italian Strawberry Honey WheatBrew Rebellion6.503.153-
Mosaic Hopped Wheat AleFat Heads Brewery & Saloon ? 3.983-
Violet MacMillan's Pale WheatGrand Rapids Brewing Company5.403.53-
R.J. King Wingwalker Traditional Summer WheatWorld Brews4.502.733-
American WitFlat Branch Pub & Brewery4.003.13-
Bobblehead American WheatEvil Czech Brewery3.603.173-
NZ WheatEdge Brewing Project6.002.713-
Portland WheatRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.503.273-
Fayette-WeisseApple Blossom Brewing Co.4.003.53-
WheatamelonGreat South Bay Brewery4.503.173-
Big John's Apricot WheatBold City Brewery ? 3.863-
White CatBeer Here4.703.693-
31-25 HefeDeschutes Brewery & Public House6.704.013-
Solstice WheatRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.463-
Wildflower WheatHeartland Brewery Union Square4.903.253-
White IPABlue Lobster Brewing Company ? 3.773-
Sirius WheatCameron's Brewing Co.5.503.753-
Mr. Blue SkyGriffin Claw Brewing Company4.503.833-
WheatPaw Paw Brewing Company5.103.533-
Willow Branch WheatIntuition Ale Works4.203.293-
Blueberry WheatFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille4.863.293-
Mexican Spring515 Brewing Company ? 3.083-
Beach Break Apricot Wheat3rd Wave Brewing Company5.3043-
Organic Honey WheatBroadway Brewery & Restaurant ? 3.423-
Rocky Mountain WheatTwisted Pine Brewing Company5.003.453-
World Wide WheatBlack Lotus Brewery5.003.923-
Sunnyside WheatDiebolt Brewing Company4.303.51380
Sneaky WheatThe Fin City Brewing Company5.0043-
Hoodwink Orange Marmalade WheatBrewery Terra Firma6.703.583-
40K Honey Wheat AleBlue Corn Brewery5.603.173-
Single Hop #1 American Wheat Ale - Sorachi AceThree Palms Brewing Co.6.703.673-
Wheat BeerFlying Monkey Brewing Company ? 2.863-
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